Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor hit a liner towards Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa within the backside of the second inning. Sosa moved to his left to corral the ball and twirled to throw it towards first base. The ball, nevertheless, by no means reached first base and as an alternative hit umpire Junior Valentine within the head.
Valentine gave the impression to be OK after the incident and stayed within the recreation.
Valentine is in his second season as an MLB umpire
At that time within the recreation, the Cardinals have been already main 1-0.
Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson hit an RBI double to left subject which scored Yadier Molina within the prime of the inning.
New York is coming off of an unbelievable win over the crosstown rival New York Yankees on Sunday evening. Lindor had hit a go-ahead residence run to push the Mets forward of that recreation and win the heated battle.
The Cardinals took two out of three from the Cincinnati Reds within the weekend sequence. The Cardinals gained 2-0 on Sunday.
Each groups hoping to maintain tempo within the Nationwide League wild-card battle. St. Louis is one recreation behind the San Diego Padres for the ultimate wild-card spot and the Mets are three video games again.